Recently, we had a bunch of industry folks come together, hosted by J&J, to discuss OHDSI and what is needed to help adoption and drive use cases. We ended up with a good list of challenges. I am sure the public sector has exactly the same kind of belly ache, so it makes sense to me to deal with this at the community level.
The most pressing need folks expressed was ensuring quality of data in CDM: How can anybody be sure that the conversion hasn’t created havoc, and the result of an analysis can be trusted. One way of doing that would be to establish both the content and the service of an ETL certificiation.
Is anybody thinking about this right now?